Peter J. Freyd, PhD

Title: Professor
Company: University of Pennsylvania
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Peter Freyd, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mathematics, logic and computation.

Dr. Freyd pursued his higher education at Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in 1958. He continued his studies as a Woodrow Wilson fellow at Princeton University, earning a Master of Arts in 1959 and a PhD in 1960. While completing his coursework, he garnered experience as an instructor at both institutions he attended, and in 1960 he started as the J. F. Ritt instructor in mathematics at Columbia University, where he worked for two years. Following his departure, Dr. Freyd began his career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he started as a faculty member and rose to the position of a professor of mathematics in 1968. In 1987, he took on the additional post of a professor of computer information science, and since 1993 he has also acted as the director of the institution’s Laboratory for Logic and Computation.

As an accomplished member of his field, Dr. Freyd has served as a visiting professor and researcher to numerous institutions around the world, including the University of Mexico, the University of Chicago, the University of Louvain in Belgium, Cambridge University in England, the University of Milan and the University of Sydney, among others. He has additionally contributed his expertise to numerous publications, acting as an editor for Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematical Structures in Computer Science, the International Journal of Algebra and Computation as well as the Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications for more than 25 years. Dr. Freyd authored “Abelian Categories” in 1964, founded the Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra in 1970, and co-authored “Categories, Allegories” in 1990. As a further testament to his expertise and stature, he has been featured in the 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and Who’s Who in the East.

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